Friday, July 10, 2015

Finish Friday - Free Patterns for the Win

Although there are many, many WIP's in my sewing room, none are near completion.  So I was looking for a quick project this week.  With only one evening this week to sew, I had to choose a project wisely.

Here are my basket and tote bag -- both completed in one evening.  I  took advantage of a photo shoot last night at Patch Halifax during the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild monthly meeting.


I have been seeing this basket all over the internet but didn't realize it was a free pattern.  Thanks to my friend Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge for the tip.  The pattern can be found over at Kelby Sews.

The lining is Kona Cyan.

Thanks to Linda @ Scrapmaster for the tip on this free tote bag pattern.  I added a pocket to the front.  You can't see it, but the lining is....wait for it...orange.  I couldn't resist using my favourite colour.


The one-hour basket really only takes an hour -- although I spent a considerable amount of time choosing the lining fabric.  I didn't track how long it took to make the tote bag, but I'd guess about an hour and one-half.

Looking forward to Saturday.  Getting together with the Squares for a sew day.  I love when our little bee gets together.  Sewing, going out for lunch, and fabric shopping -- what a great way to spend a Saturday.  I hope there is sewing in your weekend plans.

Linking up with:

TGIFF @ Quilts Matters

Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts


13 comments:

  1. Great tote and basket! Love the colors :)

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  2. Great finishes! I need to make another of those baskets. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Very nice, Anja, and even better in person. I love that you went for Orange for the inside of your tote!

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  4. I keep meaning to make one of those baskets, maybe this weekend. i love the fabric you've chosen. thanks for the link to the bag too - doing a summer tote swap and this might just be the thing!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday Anja! I love you bag and basket, the orange lining is perfect. Its a good way to add some color and spice it up a little. I'm looking forward to making that basket one day soon!

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  6. Thanks for the shout out! Look at you being sneaky sneaky and snapping pics at Patch!

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  7. Great finishes. I love making the basket. They are so addictive

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  8. Great finishes. I love making the basket. They are so addictive

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  9. Yay! I love that they coordinate, Anja. Great set up for the photo too!

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  10. I love that basket - I'm going have to make a few of those! Nicely done :-)

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  11. Oh I like the look of the basket - wouldn't it be great for colour co-ordinating scraps!

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  12. It was an awesome day with the Squares. Thanks for hosting.

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  13. what a great photo-shoot and your bag / basket are just perfect! A great quick gratification project :)

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